Slavery is one of the worst things that has happened in Human history and generally in The United States. However, beside slavery the racial segregation and the Jim Crow Law that took almost a century.
At the rise of the 20 century, a young African American activists founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and begun their struggle to eliminate racial discrimination and segregation. The below photos reflect the every day life in the segregated United States, and we must note that some of these photos are disturbing and will make you weep for humanity.
The water fountains were mostly the most segregated item in the Jim Crow South, white people were often outspoken about not sharing hygiene facilities with African Americans. The bathrooms were also separated to white people and African American, noted as Colored.
The African Americans that worked in factories or other facilities had a separated dining room which were far worse that the ones the White people dinned in.
Circulars advertising Klan meeting said, “We believe in white supremacy, we need you — you need us.” Negroes have boycotted city buses for nearly a year in protest against segregation.
Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded because of the participation of tens of thousands of ordinary people. These women and men risked their lives and jobs to keep the boycott alive. Many people like this woman on the picture above, refuse to ride in the segregated bus and walled instated which was a huge risk.
This photo was taken on June 20, 1943 In Detroit. This very day was the beginning of an awful,violent, race-fueled riot. The riot lasted nearly a week and there were dozens of people killed and countless others injured. Of the persons killed, 25 were African American and 17 of that group were struck down by police officers.”
Occasionally, a few days were designated to allow black people to attend the zoo with the restriction placed on whites.
Police chief Bull Connors famously turned fire hoses on protesters, and used attack dogs and his own fists to physically beat unarmed people including women and children.
If the theater was not marked with a sign for Colored people, African American were not allowed to walk in the theater.
Black is forced to bow down and kiss the foot of a white individual while the rest of the Christian white mob watch. If the man confront the group and didn’t obey it was most likely that he had been hanged.
The transportation was another segment that was racially separated. Not only that there were segregated buses only for black people, there were also Black Cabs.